Isotherm I"so*therm, n. [Iso- + Gr. ? heat, fr. ? hot.] 1. (Phys. Geog.) A line connecting or marking points on the earth's surface having the same temperature. This may be the temperature for a given time of observation, or the mean temperature for a year or other period. Also, a similar line based on the distribution of temperature in the ocean. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physics) A line on a graph connecting points representing states having the same temperature; an isothermal line. [PJC]

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  • isotherm — 1860, from Fr. isotherme (Humboldt, 1817), from Gk. iso (see ISO (Cf. iso )) + therme heat (see THERMAL (Cf. thermal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • isotherm — ► NOUN ▪ a line on a map or diagram connecting points having the same temperature. DERIVATIVES isothermal adjective & noun. ORIGIN from Greek isos equal + therm heat …   English terms dictionary

  • isotherm — [ī′səthʉrm΄] n. [Fr isotherme < iso , ISO + Gr thermē, heat < thermos, hot: see WARM] 1. a line on a map connecting points on the earth s surface having the same mean temperature or the same temperature at a given time 2. a line… …   English World dictionary

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  • isotherm — UK [ˈaɪsəʊˌθɜː(r)m] / US [ˈaɪsəˌθɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms isotherm : singular isotherm plural isotherms science a line on a weather map that connects places where the temperature is the same …   English dictionary

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